The Bothy at Balnaholish – Home 1394699 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
The Bothy at Balnaholish – Home 1394699
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- min stay varies
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 5 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
A charming, cosy, traditional farmer's cottage set in the quiet rural surroundings of North Antrim farmland. A wealth of oldie-worldy furnishings including exposed beams, feature fireplace and woodburner. The cottage offers comfortable accommodation for families or friends wishing to explore the Causeway Coast.First opened in March 2014 following an extensive renovation and conversion the Bothy recently featured in an article in 'Farm Week' which describes it as "a cottage of unusual appeal …. Fabrics and wall colours of pale pastel greens, subtle, soft light shades which merge with the atmospheric dimensions of this incredible building, don't overpower the senses yet leave one with the comfortable feeling of being immersed in a homely cottage ….. Each room is a journey into the dream world of relaxed charm and restfulness."The Bothy dates back to the 1700s but has recently been fully modernised whilst retaining all its original charm. The
A charming, cosy, traditional farmer's cottage set in the quiet rural surroundings of North Antrim farmland. A wealth of oldie-worldy furnishings including exposed beams, feature fireplace and woodburner. The cottage offers comfortable accommodation for families or friends wishing to explore the Causeway Coast.First opened in March 2014 following an extensive renovation and conversion the Bothy recently featured in an article in 'Farm Week' which describes it as "a cottage of unusual appeal …. Fabrics and wall colours of pale pastel greens, subtle, soft light shades which merge with the atmospheric dimensions of this incredible building, don't overpower the senses yet leave one with the comfortable feeling of being immersed in a homely cottage ….. Each room is a journey into the dream world of relaxed charm and restfulness."The Bothy dates back to the 1700s but has recently been fully modernised whilst retaining all its original charm. The thick walls, modern insulation and central heating ensure that it is beautifully warm throughout the year whilst the fully equipped kitchen has an energy efficient oven/hob and appliances that are all A-rated or higher. Graded 4 star **** by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board the accommodation is all on the ground floor. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin beds (or super king size). A bathroom with loo, bath and a sensational thermostatically controlled deluge shower! A living and dining room with a prominent chimney breast and heavy wooden shelf, beamed ceiling, wicker basket and stove. A long hall and fitted kitchen with pleasing design, colour schemes and all 'mod cons'.Oil central heating with woodburner in lounge. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, WIFI, TV, DVD, radio/CD, iPod docking station, library of books, games & DVDs, cot & highchair, hairdryer, fresh flowers and welcome pack of locally produced bread, preserves, fresh eggs, milk and butter. Bed linen, hand and bath towels are included along with all environmentally friendly bathroom and kitchen toiletries. A starter pack for our eco friendly wood burning stove is included together with oil fired central heating and electricity. Dogs and smoking are not allowed as we pride ourselves on keeping a healthy clean environment for people who may be sensitive to air pollution and allergies. There is a lawned garden and woodland. Patio with furniture and BBQ. There is ample lockable storage for bikes, golf clubs and surf boards.
Location description from owner
Northern Ireland region
The seaside town of Ballycastle offers many facilities, including four small supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and cafes, petrol station, fish & chip shops, chinese takeaway, a chemist, butcher, several churches and a post office.
The many activities available include an excellent 18 hole golf course, marina, tennis courts, traditional music, a children's playground, pony trekking, sea fishing, beaches, surfing and coastal walks.
Go west along the Causeway coast to the picturesque Ballintoy Harbour and Carrick-a-Reade rope bridge or continue a little further to the Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Distillery.
Go east through the scenic Glens of Antrim to Cushendall, Cushendun and Glenariff. Or go north to Rathlin Island, Fairhead and Murlough Bay where you can enjoy some stunning wildlife, fishing and diving.
There are numerous white sandy beaches throughout the area, including Ballycastle Strand, perfect for a brisk morning walk, or the panoramic White Park Bay.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 26 May 2017
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Feb 2014. Located in County Antrim, it has 64 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £360 to £599.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 May 2017.
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– based on 64 reviews
- Very Good
“A charming little cottage ,that will leave you wanting to return.”
Stayed at The Bothy with my wife & friends for 3 nights .We arrived on a cold frosty night to a hearty fire & delicious home baked scones. Each room was lit with lamps & looked so cozy, within minutes of arriving you felt relaxed.There isn,t one thing that April has missed to make this charming cottage a little gem ,from beautiful painted furniture ,fresh flowers ,beautiful colour schemes in the bedrooms ,all the goodies in the kitchen & fridge ,nothing has been forgotten.Anyone who visits will most certainly want to return .Well Done April & Thank you ,we so enjoyed our stay, as did our friends & we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review of The Bothy at Balnaholish, it always brings a smile to my face when I hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and had everything they needed. Looking forward to welcoming you all back again, meanwhile have a wonderful Christmas. Warmest regards, April
“Beauty, Peace, Comfort - AMAZING”
The cottage is a thing of beauty. Every room is extremely comfortable (the bed is heaven, the outside area beautiful, the garden amazing, the kitchen has everything you need and more, the fireplace and living room sooo cozy, the bathroom supercute) We absolutely loved every bit about being here. April was amazing providing lovely scones, tea, orange juice, fresh eggs, a cozy fire on arrival!!! It could not have been better. If you are looking to escape life and retreat into comfort and beauty, come to the Bothy! Thank you for our lovely stay, we will definitely be back!!!! :)
Owner's reply: Such a lovely and much appreciated review and we are so happy that you loved our little retreat ,enjoying the peace and tranquillity and all we have to offer. Please come back soon! Warmest regards, April
“Brilliant base to explore Northern Ireland”
After a long journey it was wonderful to be greeted by April to our wonderful cottage. The welcome touches were fabulous, homemade bread, marmalade, muesli not to mention eggs, butter and freshly cut flowers. The cottage is beautifully equipped and the beds so comfortable. A lovely cottage which we will return to.
Owner's reply: It was lovely meeting you all and I am so pleased that you loved our little cottage and all it had to offer. Brilliant to hear you will be back and we look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy, it makes such a difference to my day! Warmest regards April
“Perfect in every way.”
What can I say, apart from sorry this review took so long April. You were the perfect host, baking for our arrival, and providing breakfast for the next day. The cottage was beautiful, warm and very comfortable. Lots of storage, and parking. I would say this place makes the perfect base for touring the Northern coast by bike, or just getting away to a quiet corner of NI. Should I return to NI, I know exactly where I'll be staying.
Owner's reply: It is great to hear from you and thank you for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you hope to come back again. Warmest regard, April
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